Producing, Consuming & Perceiving Prisons in the Former Soviet UnionIn The Gulag's Shadow
Tomsk fieldwork is in! (20/12/2019)
In depth interviews and focus groups were conducted with different target groups including the general public and former prisoners in Tomsk, Siberia. The research was based at the Memorial Museum of the History of Political Repression - the Investigative Cells of the NKVD.
Our fantastic fieldteam of Irina Lisovskaya and Alena Kravtsova have spent November and some of December in Tomsk conducting focus groups and interviews with the general public and former prisoners. Irina and Alena have been based out of the Museum of the History of Political Repression, itself based in the former cells of the NKVD police building. Thanks to Vasilii Antonovich Khanevich the museum’s director for being incredibly welcoming and helpful, to his staff and all our respondents in the wonderful city of Tomsk. (Photo credits: Irina Lisovskaya, Alena Kravtsova, Gavin Slade).